Graphosoma lineatum italicum  (Müller, 1766)
Main synonym = Cimex lineatus    Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Heteroptera / Pentatomidae
Italian Striped Bug, Minstrel Bug     Spallut irrigat
Further Information:
Frequent bugs oftrn found plants of the Apiaceae family such as Ferula communis (Giant fennel), Foeniculum vulgare (Anise) and Ridolfia segatum (False fennel). Aposematic red-and-black markings indicate its foul taste, and so this species is avoided by birds and other insectivores. It measures 9-11 mm.

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